Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley has died. He was 63.
"It's with great sadness that we confirm the death of Pete Shelley, one of the UK's most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks," the band's Twitter account read on Thursday.
"Pete's music has inspired generations of musicians over a career that spanned five decades and with his band and as a solo artist, he was held in the highest regard by the music industry and by his fans around the world," a separate tweet read.
Shelley's brother, Gary Mcneish, confirmed the news, writing on Facebook: "This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, is tell you my brother Pete Shelley had a heart attack this morning and passed away."
The punk rock band is famously known for its 1978 hit "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)."
Following news of Shelley's death, many musicians took to Twitter to post tributes to the late singer.